Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

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Price
$49.95  $45.95
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
7.0 X 1.0 X 12.0 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520285941

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About the Author

Rebecca Solnit is a prolific writer, and the author of many books including Savage Dreams, Storming the Gates of Paradise, and the best-selling atlases Infinite City and Unfathomable City, all from UC Press. She received the Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography from the North American Cartographic Information Society for her work on the previous atlases. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, New York, Harper's, and the Believer, among many other publications. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World.

Reviews

"Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's collection achieves the trifold purpose that all good cartography does -- it's beautiful, it inspires real thought about civic planning, and, most of all, it's functional."--The Village Voice
"All will come away from this New York City volume with newfound love for the beguiling, legendary, volatile town...an engaging and enlightening read for anyone who loves New York City, creative scholarship, and top-notch graphic design."--Foreword Reviews
"...the New York installment [of the Atlas Trilogy] is eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays. Together, Solnit, Jelly-Schapiro and a host of contributors -- writers, artists, cartographers and data-crunchers -- have come up with dozens of exciting new ways to think about the five boroughs." --San Francisco Chronicle
"...the book...contains many beautiful and not-so-beautiful images that document New York's past and the present, and make tangible the social and cultural diversity of this extraordinary place."
--Times Literary Supplement
"The editors have assembled a remarkable team of artists, geographers and thinkers...The maps themselves are things of beauty...This is a work that, like its predecessors, isn't in the business of rosy nostalgia...Nonstop Metropolis is a document of its time, of our time." --Sadie Stein, "The New York Times "
"The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse."--Jewish Daily Forward
"26 maps of New York that prioritize bachata over Broadway, pho over pizza."
--Wired.com
A Publishers Weekly 20 Big Indie Books of 2016 selection--Publishers Weekly
"In orienting oneself in this atlas...one is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye...thoroughly terrific."--Maria Popova, "Brain Pickings "
"Nonstop Metropolis. . . .is impressionistic, a gallimaufry of takes on neighborhoods and topics. . . .The writing and the maps are what "place" is about: desire, fear, landmark, memory, imagination, a state of mind, sometimes melting into thin air -- but still right there under your feet.--Christian Science Monitor